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Ocular argyrosis after long-term self-application of eyelash tint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16387002     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report cases of ocular argyrosis that developed after long-term self-application of commercially available eyelash tint. DESIGN: Observational case series. METHODS: Case review, clinicopathologic analysis, and literature review. RESULTS: Three patients developed ocular argyrosis after the long-term self-application of Revlon Professional Roux Lash and Brow Tint (Colomer USA Corp, New York, New York, USA). Clinical evaluation revealed various degrees of silver deposition on the upper eyelid, lid margin, caruncle and conjunctiva, and diffuse Descemet's membrane deposits. In one case, histologic examination demonstrated silver deposition in the basement membrane and superficial substantia propria of the conjunctiva. CONCLUSIONS: Argyrosis can occur after long-term application of readily available eyelash tints, and the deposition of silver may be permanent. In certain circumstances, conjunctival argyrosis may simulate benign and malignant lesions, including conjunctival melanoma. These products should only be applied by trained cosmetologists.
Mark J Gallardo; J Bradley Randleman; Kristina M Price; Daniel A Johnson; Sharon Acosta; Hans E Grossniklaus; R Doyle Stulting
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  141     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-02     Completed Date:  2006-01-31     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-200     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Argyria / etiology*,  pathology
Conjunctival Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Corneal Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Descemet Membrane / drug effects
Eyelid Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Hair Dyes / adverse effects*
Self Administration
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0/Hair Dyes

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